Something for the weekend. Witchita Lineman, the signature song of Glen Campbell, written by Jimmy Webb. If you were alive in 1968 in the United States it was impossible not to have heard this song played endlessly. I would not say that I like or dislike the song, but rather that it became imprinted upon my 11 year old unconscious that year and has stayed with me ever since. However, the real reason that I am posting it is due to the classic filksong parody, which I have always been very fond of:
I am a follower of Cthulhu, and I lead a mad horde
Searching everywhere for our vanished Overlord.
And though we need him more than want him
Still we’ll have him for all time
When his city of R’lyeh
Ascends from the sli-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-me!
You see, I met this mad Arab, and he showed me his book.
I thought it couldn’t hurt just to have one little look.
And though I couldn’t read the language,
it did something to my mind.
Now I’m searching for something
I’d rather not fi-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-nd!